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    Samuel Beckett: the Grove Centenary Edition (Works of Samuel Beckett the Grove Centenary Editions) (Hardback) By (author) Samuel Beckett, Edited by Paul Auster, Introduction by Colm Toibin

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    DescriptionIn celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Beckett's birth, these volumes bring together nearly every word the poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright and critic ever published.

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    Samuel Beckett
    the Grove Centenary Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Beckett, Edited by Paul Auster, Introduction by Colm Toibin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 478
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 753 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802118172
    ISBN 10: 0802118178

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    LC classification: PR6003.E282 A6 2006
    DC22: 848.81409
    Edition statement
    The Grove Cente.
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    28 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Beckett was interested in consciousness as a form of comedy close to tragedy and logic as a crime, its perpetrators to be punished by offering them infinite numbers of absurd logical conclusions. He loved the tension in 'cogito ergo sum' and took a dim view of the connecting word, the 'ergo' in the equation. Cogitating was the nightmare from which his characters were trying to awake. Being was a sour trick played on them by some force with whom they were trying desperately not to reckon. Beckett produced infinite amounts of comedy about the business of thinking as boring, invalid, and quite unnecessary. His characters did not need to think in order to be, or be in order to think. They knew they existed because of the odd habits and deep discomforts of their bodies. I itch therefore I am.`